Josaphat and Barlaam
- --- Mandaamin <coomler@...> skrev::
> Excuse me for adding one thing, if it has notA Latin version is included in the Legenda Aurea, from
> already been mentioned:
> In the calendar of saints of the Eastern Orthodox
> and Catholic churches,
> there is a saint called Ioasaf/Ioasaph in Eastern
> Orthodoxy and Josaphat
> in Catholicism.
The Christians, if I am correctly informed, imported
the story from the Muslims, who called the main person
"Budasp", from "Bodhisattva"; a comrade of Josaphat´s
in the Christian story is called Barlaam, probably
from "Bhagavaa", so the poor prince seems to have
acquired a split personality...